LeBron James was only present for the first half of the 2023 NBA All-Star Game. Despite this, in his 19th participation in this event during his glorious career, the Los Angeles Lakers star gave enough material to fill the sports news in the United States.
In addition to the tribute he received at halftime along with Hall of Famers Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Karl Malone for becoming less than two weeks ago the leading scorer in NBA history, what happened with the “King” on the court of the Vivint Smart Home Arena in Salt Lake City, Utah.
All-Star Game full of emotions for LeBron James
LeBron injured the pinky finger on his right hand and was unable to return for the second half as a precaution, the injury was not remotely serious, so it was more something he said during those two quarters that really caught the eye.
Much has been speculated about how many years the former Cleveland Cavaliers and Miami Heat player has left after surpassing the “Captain’s” scoring mark, so the words that were captured by TNT’s broadcast at the home of the Utah Jazz are revealing of the four-time NBA champion’s plans.
“I gotta slow down. Couple more years,” LeBron James said.
The plan for LeBron James’ immediate future
If these words from the “King” are any hint of what he plans for the future, it coincides with his desire to share the court with his son Bronny James, who is also a couple of years away from being eligible to be selected in the NBA Draft.
For the time being and after having equaled Kareem with 19 All-Star Game appearances, James must set his mind on the 23 games he has left with the Lakers this season, as they are currently out of the playoffs in 13th place in the Western Conference.